Monday, May 25, 2015

Danny The Game-Winner

Danny Briere is now second on the Flyers' all-time postseason game-winning goal list.

Danny The Game-Winner

Danny Briere is now second only to Rick MacLeish on the Flyers’ postseason game-winning goals list:

     GP    G   GWG 
 Rick MacLeish   108     53     10
 Danny Briere    64   36     9
 Reggie Leach     91   47     8
 John LeClair   116   35     8
 Bobby Clarke   136   42     7
 Brian Propp   116   52     7
 Bill Barber   129   53     6
 Simon Gagne     90   32     6
 Tim Kerr     73   39     6
 Rick Tocchet     95   27     6
 Ken Linseman     41   11     5
 Ross Lonsberry          83   19     5
 Ilkka Sinisalo     66   21     5


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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

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He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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